Covid-hit Pak PM Imran Khan's in-person meeting sets Twitter abuzz

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 25, 2021, 05:06 PM(IST)

(File photo) Pakistan PM Imran Khan Photograph:( AFP )

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A Twitter user shared the image of UK PM Boris Johnson to show how he held virtual engagements when he had contracted Covid-19

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has raked up yet another controversy after he reportedly held a meeting with the media team on Thursday in person, despite being infected with the novel coronavirus.

Shibli Faraz, Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting, has posted the image of the Pakistani prime minister with the caption saying: "Prime minister with the media team today at Bani gala".

In the image posted on Twitter, seven people were seen sitting inside a room including Khan. 

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Though everyone present in the meeting is wearing masks and seated socially distant to each other, the Pakistani PM is receiving a lot of flak since it's been only a few days since he had tested positive for Covid-19, and most leaders who had contracted the deadly virus had held virtual meetings and kept themselves isolated from others. 

A Twitter user shared the image of UK PM Boris Johnson to show how he held virtual engagements when he had contracted Covid-19. 

"Bro that's how intelligent and sensible governments work when their premiere is sick. Protecting themselves and others," the user wrote. 

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Another social media user said that even if the meeting was held, what was the need to release its image. 

"Horrible horrible messaging in a country where people already refuse to wear a mask and take covid seriously," he added. 

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"Does he need to have a zoom meeting or a room meeting," another user asked on Twitter 

"Very strange for the world and truly reflect approach & wisdom to deal with #COVID19 in Pakistan."

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Here are more comments from the netizens on the image. 

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Khan contracted the deadly virus on Saturday and the country's health minister tweeted that the Pakistani PM is self-isolating. 

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